Monday, August 29, 2011

Crafting With Tape Measures: Featuring Danielle of EatBreatheBlog



Danielle from EatBreatheBlog is sharing a crafting tip using old tape measures. A great way to recycle!
Crafting with Tape Measures

I’ve long been interested in incorporating repurposed art into my home – that is, the sort of thing I could make myself out of found objects. I seized the opportunity when I moved to the New York City (NYC) area and moved into a home that needed a lot of attention. As the NYC remodeling expert I hired went through my home with her team, I found myself inspired by the tools of the construction trade and decided to use some of them in my renovated home.

The first room the crew worked on was a workspace where I could work on messy projects, like gardening. I tried to be artsy with screwdrivers and hammers but the result was nothing I was eager to display in my home. I found success, however, when I started working with cloth tape measures. I decided to make something small for a few rooms in the house, wanting to incorporate a design theme through my space. I had hung up photos that spoke to my interest in gardening and decided to replace the thin sliver of matting with sections of measuring tape. All I needed to do was section off the tape and glue it in place. Doing so gave the pictures a unique look and proved to be a conversation starter.

The remodeling crew also worked on the kitchen, which is where I decided to hang a dry erase/corkboard to keep track of coupons, recipe cards, and notes to myself. On the dry erase half of the board, I cut up a measuring tape to form a 1-10 numbered to-do list. I glued the individual numbers down and drew lines with a permanent marker to separate each list item. My initial idea was to use the numbers for a grocery list, but it didn’t take long to realize that would prove problematic when it came time to actually go to the store.

The final project the remodelers worked on was refurbishing a room with great natural light and turning it into a study/library. The crew assembled some bookshelves for me and I created my easiest craft – cloth tape measure bookmarks. My initial idea was to glue tape measure strips along the length of the shelves but doing so made my home’s design theme a little too overwhelming. (I’m glad I taped them in place first to see if I would like it.) For the bookmarks, all I used was a selection of measuring tapes, glue, and a sealant (I used Mod Podge) to protect them from getting grubby. Now wherever my books go, so will the bookmarks.

Ideas for crafting with tape measures abound. I’m glad I was inspired by the work crew that came to my home (and I’m still trying to make that screwdriver art a reality). Working with the measuring tapes was easy and fun to do, not to mention inexpensive. I plan to add a few more details to my home, but for now I’m happy with the projects I’ve completed.

Thanks for sharing this fun project Danielle! Don't forget to check out her blog,EatBreatheBlog. Lots of great information on health, wellness, and life.

Would you like to do a guest post on A lil bird? We would love to have you feature a project, your blog, or anything that strikes your fancy. Email us at alilbird3 (at) gmail (dot) com, we look forward to hearing from you!

3 comments:

  1. We Give out personal loans for debt consolidation, bad credit loans, unsecured loans, loans for bad credit and instant secured loans with cheap rates Do you have a firm or company that need loan to startup a business or need, personal loan, Debt consolidation? For more information. We will provide you with loan to meet your needs. For more information contact Note: And many More:and many more at 2%interest rate; (Whats App) number: +919394133968 patialalegitimate515@gmail.com Mr Jeffery

    ReplyDelete

  2. افضل مركز صيانه في مصر
    نقدم خدمة الصيانه بكفاءة عالية من خلال مهندسين متخصصين بتوكل معتمد بالقاهرة والفروع المنتشرة بالاسكندرية والدلتا وكافة أنحاء جمهورية مصر العربية، خبراء في صيانه الأجهزة المنزلية وجميع العلامات التجارية العالمية ( الغسالات، الثلاجات، مبرد المياه، المكانس، الديب فريزر، المجففات، وغسالات الاطباق، شاشات البلازما، شاشات LED/LCD)
    ستدرك بعد عملية الإصلاح كيف تفاديت مصاريف الإصلاح الباهظة، هدفنا هو الصيانه الجيدة والحد من فواتير الإصلاح الباهظة فقط اتصل علي الأرقام التالية: 19089
    01280888441_01208167777
    0233036404_0233036508_0233038902_0233038912
    رقم صيانة اريستون
    رقم صيانة بيكو
    رقم صيانة دايو
    رقم صيانة الكتروستار
    رقم صيانة اندست
    رقم صيانة كريازي
    رقم صيانة ال جى
    رقم صيانة الاسكا
    رقم صيانة سامسونج
    رقم صيانة فريش
    رقم صيانة يونيون اير
    رقم صيانة يونيفرسال
    رقم صيانة وايت ويل
    رقم صيانة وستنجهاوس
    رقم صيانة زانوسى
    رقم صيانة بوش
    رقم صيانة سيمنس
    رقم صيانة براندت
    رقم صيانة جنرال اليكتريك
    رقم صيانة هاير
    رقم صيانة ميلا
    رقم صيانة ويرلبول
    رقم صيانة فريجيدير
    رقم صيانة ايه اي جي
    رقم صيانة هيتاشي
    رقم صيانة جاك
    رقم صيانة كلفينيتور
    رقم صيانة باناسونيك
    رقم صيانة فيليبس
    رقم صيانة شارب
    رقم صيانة توشيبا
    رقم صيانة ادميرال
    رقم صيانة كاريير
    رقم صيانة ميتاج
    رقم صيانة هوفر
    رقم صيانة سوني
    رقم صيانة هايسنس
    رقم صيانة جليم جاز
    رقم صيانة جولدي
    رقم صيانة طومسون
    رقم صيانة تكنوجاز
    رقم صيانة وايت بوينت
    رقم صيانة فاجور
    رقم صيانة جالانز



    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails